Traditionally, seal fur and leather were used to protect Inuit and other coastal communities from elements. Today, artisans and designers are using it as a sustainable solution for both function and fashion.
- Accessories: Purses, bags, wallets, gloves, earrings, bowties, tablet cases, etc.
- Clothing: Winter jackets, vests, skirts, etc.
- Footwear: Boots, mukluks, shoes, slippers, sandals, etc.
- Home decors: Chairs, benches, cushions, seat coverings, floor coverings, etc.
Seal Fur & Leather
Primarily in natural silver color with a characteristic black pattern, seal fur takes dye well and is available in a wide range of colors and patterns. Its soft, short and shiny guard hair are used in multiple application.
Seal leather is incredibly versatile. Depending on a customer’s specifications, it can meet both rugged and high-end uses.
Seal Fur & Leather Great Benefits
- Incredibly Warm: Used for thousands of years to protect Canada’s northernmost residents from the most extreme winter conditions.
- Extremely Durable: Easily stored, cleaned and maintained. Properly made, they are known to outlast the owner.
- Exceptionally Versatile: Sealskin takes dye well. Each pelt’s natural patterns is available in wide range of colors and product applications.
- Lightweight: Because there is no underfur, sealskin is light and less bulky allowing a nice slim silhouette.
- Wind & Water Resistant: Water and wind resistant due to its natural high oil content and tight fiber structure.
- Biodegradable: Eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to non-renewable and environmentally toxic (plastic) clothing.
A Canadian Tradition
Canadian Seal textiles are harvested from Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast. For hundred of years, sealing has been a sustainable source for food, clothing and health for many communities across the country.